Wallace Productive in Season Opener

Desoto won their season opener last week over Martin 46-7. 2016 prospect Tristen Wallace led the Eagles on two scoring drives.

Desoto, TX super sophomore Tristen Wallace landed on the recruiting scene after several impressive camp performances over the summer. Of course, it also doesn't hurt when your 6-foot-3, 210-pounds with 4.5 speed while still having three more years of high school football to play.

Many eyes were glued to see what the season had in store for Wallace and the Desoto Eagles last Friday when they battled Arlington Martin; another highly regarded program from the DFW metroplex. If Friday is any indication, Desoto is primed to make yet another state run as they ran away from the Warriors in a 46-7 win.

Wallace said it was good to go out and make a statement in the first game of the season.

"It was big, we just had to come out here and make a statement, that's all it was," Wallace said. "It had to be made."

As for the 2016 prospect, he lined up at receiver and quarterback on the night. He hauled in one reception and rushed the ball four times which included an electric 46-yard gain. Wallace led the Eagles to two scoring drives.

"When my number is called I just have to step up to the plate," he said. "We have a senior in Desmon White and I don't want to step on his toes. I'm just taking it stride by stride and next year and the next we can hopefully win state; and this year too."

White was one of the top quarterbacks in the state in 2012 and he stepped up against Martin with 300 total yards. Wallace doesn't mind playing other positions as he said it will help in the long run when it's his time to control the reins.

"It's great because it helps me out for next year when I do play quarterback because I will know the position," he said. "I'm in the process of learning new stuff so it's pretty cool."

On the recruiting front, Wallace continues to get early attention from several schools including TCU, Texas, Texas A&M and Baylor among others.

"I've been talking to a few Big 12 schools, they've been on me," he said. "Coach Mathis always tells us to keep focused on this (the season), you can't rush one thing."

Wallace attended a TCU camp in June and was one of the top quarterbacks in attendance displaying a strong arm and running a 4.54 for the Frogs coaching staff. He continues to get strong interest from the Frogs and he currently has them among his favorites.

"They've showed me a lot of interest and my big brother goes there, David Porter, who plays wide receiver there," Wallace said. "They've been showing me a lot of interest and I really like TCU."


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